Stained Glass, Painting
McCloud refers to himself as a “renaissance man;” reinventing himself after
having taught every age group over a period of eighteen years. McCloud returned
home to Gees Bend to care for his elderly mother and aunt and restore the old
family home. Since his return, he has discovered a new outlet for his creative
abilities. A veteran stained glass artist, Tyree began to paint murals of
Gee’s Bend quilts, which had been featured on postage stamps. He is currently
working on completion of the entire collection of stamps as murals and has
begun to interpret the stamps in other forms.
is an artist who always pushes his medium to its limit, the results of which
are most often challenging and fulfilling. He always seeks to find a new
challenge in whatever medium with which he is working.
To view some his work take a trip along County Road 29 to Gee’s Bend
in Wilcox County, Alabama.